Since being on this diet I've had to change my entire attitude towards food. This isn't a bad thing, my relationship with food was really unhealthy... I basically used it as a drug. I'd eat when I was sad, I'd eat when I was happy, I'd eat when I was bored. Basically the only time I wasn't eating was when I was asleep. Looking back it's no mystery how I ballooned up to the size I am now. I have a much healthier attitude towards food now. However as just about anyone will tell you, keeping track of your food is key to dieting. This way you can't lie to yourself about how much or what you've eaten. Luckily we live in a time when we all carry around the internet in our pockets so it's easier than ever to keep track of what you eat and what the nutritional value is. Despite all this I HATE logging my food. Since I've adopted this healthier attitude towards my food eating has gone from a weird human function to actively stressful.
It's not so bad when my food has a barcode, but when you cook or go out to eat it becomes this weird guessing game/science experiment/puzzle. If you're eating at home you can weigh your portions and get a good idea of how much exactly you're eating, or use a measuring cup. However if you're eating out it's a whole 'nother game. How much are you getting? How much is considered a portion? Is 1 chicken wing a serving, or is a serving the whole thing? Generally I get so frustrated with it that I just guess and hope for the best, I generally try to over estimate so I know I'm covered. But this whole food logging thing just adds another layer of complication to what should just be a meal.
Anyways, the workout last night was cardio abs. The hardest one we do. I didn't puke after I finished but it was really close. After we were finished Jacob had the audacity to say that "he's not sure that workout is hard enough".... I just know he's going to ratchet up the difficulty on it soon. Which is good because, ya know, exercise and weight loss. I'm just not sure I'll be able to survive.
Here's my weight chart:
The weight continues to come off, slowly... Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not a patient person. I'm so tempted to go to extreme measures to try to lose more quickly, but I know doing that isn't maintainable in the long run and unhealthy in the extreme.
Stay motivated people, and kevetch when you need to. It helps.